December 2, 2023

Bilawal Bhutto arrives in Lahore ahead of Senate polls


Lahore – Staff Reporter:

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has arrived in Lahore where he is likely to stay for three days in connection with the preparations of Senate polls.

During his stay in Lahore, Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari will hold important meetings with PPP lawmakers at the residence of Makhdoom Ahmed Mehmood.

Moreover, he will also meet Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz and other leaders in Lahore.

Earlier in the day, PPP central leader and former premier Yousaf Raza Gillani met Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shehbaz Sharif at courtroom here to consult over the Senate election.

Gillani, who has been joint candidate of the opposition alliance Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) for senate seat from Islamabad, inquired about the health of Shehbaz Sharif in the meeting with the PML-N leader at courtroom number 5.

The former premier also consulted over the Senate election with Shehbaz Sharif and other PML-N leaders Ayaz Sadiq and Azam Nazeer Tarar in the courtroom. PML-N leaders Ameer Muqam, Maryam Aurangzeb and former Punjab governor Makhdoom Ahmed Mehmood were also present in the court.

PML-N had announced to support People’s Party candidate Yousaf Raza Gillani in Senate elections after a meeting between PML-N senior vice-president Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Yousaf Raza Gillani to field a joint candidate of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM).

Two former premiers including Raja Pervez Ashraf and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi acted as proposer and seconder in Yousaf Raza Gillani’s nomination papers for Senate election.

JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, who is also leading the PDM, in a meeting with Gillani endorsed his support to the nomination of the former prime minister as joint candidate of the opposition for Islamabad’s senate seat.

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